Faceted heart shape pink opal briolette on peridot marquise ear wires.
I dress up the ear wires by wrapping them with 2mm round peridot gemstones.
Pink opal briolette is measured about 10-11 mm in size.
Handmade 14k gold filled marquise ear wires are 44x17 mm.
Pink opal is the birthstone for October
Precious opals are white or milky stones with a beautiful shifting array of colors inside. Common opals are opaque, without dynamic plays of color. All opals are extremely sensitive and must be treated with great care. They contain up to thirty percent water and if they are cracked they lose the water that is responsible for their opalescence. Opal often possesses the virtues of all gems. Shakespeare referred to opal as “the queen of gems.”
The word ‘opal’ derives from the Sanskrit ‘upala’ and the Latin ‘opalus’ meaning “precious stone.” The Romans considered the opal a stone of love, compassion, and hope. According to Australian legend, the stars are governed by a huge opal that also controls gold and acts as a guide to profound human love.
Pink opals are also associated with past lives and the world of dreams. They have often been used to stop nightmares. It is said that meditating and sleeping with pink opals help one resolve any painful remembrances, allowing a gentle and loving compassion for one’s self. They are very helpful in relieving fear, worry, or anxiety; they are helpful in dissipating stress and allowing one to be more centered and calm. Pink opal soothes the heart and physically has been known to stabilize any irregular heart beat. It supports the lungs and the utilization of oxygen in the body. It is a gentle and loving stone for anyone dealing with respiratory issues.